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Il Cantuccio

#216 of 1,047 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Del Santo Cristo, 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 77 04 92
Thu - Tue 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Columbus, Ohio
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough. Hidden gem, brilliant food and recipes. Great service and owners are hands on. Could have sat all night and learned where these wonderful creations come from and how she thinks of them. Go, allow Bridget to guide you thru multiple couses.

Thank KDGS-Traveler
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the most delicious meal at this little gem last week. We chanced upon it whilst wandering in Marbella Old Town and managed to get a table (think normally best to reserve - we were lucky as Spain were playing football so it was quiet!). We went for the Five Course Menu - all freshly prepared and designed specifically... More 

Thank Katie G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several fantastic meals here and we have been coming here for the last few years also. Excellent fresh in season ingredients, only the best . Must try Ravioli.... Fantastic either one

Thank Paul S
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Hidden Old Town gem, brilliant Italian food, characterful German owners, cool retro music - loved it. Will be back for more. Don't miss the chorizo pate

Thank John M
Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Hidden behind Plaza del Santo Cristo at the top of The Old Town we found the little, cosy Italian Restaurante Il Cantuccio. A good restaurant in all means. Only excellent fresh, home-made food and good wines (both for very reasonable prices), nice ambiance, orginal decoration and good music. That is what we are always looking for. We started with the... More 

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Charente, France
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

It worth the stroll up the past the main route of tourist fare restaurants to seek out Brigitta's wonderful cooking. A charming small restaurant with attentive service and excellent well presented dishes. No need to pour through a wine list, Brigitta will select the ideal wine to accompany you meal choice - enjoy!

Thank elaineb01
Devizes, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Had a great evening on New Years Eve at Il Cantuccio. The food was 1st class, and the wine and company was excellent. The menu was fixed and well balanced, presented and cooked. Slight variations where made for myself (gluten free) and my wife (dairy free). We were very glad we picked Il Cantuccio to celebrate New Years Eve.

Thank KeithWiltshire_UK
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had passed this place a number of times whilst walking in the Old Town of Marbella during the day. We were always impressed by the quality of the dishes on offer on the small menu displayed. I am always concerned when a restaurant displays a large menu that the food is not cooked fresh but merely... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Been here a couple of times now, the latest being this Monday. We sampled the tasting menu, seven courses of heaven. Brigitta is very attentive and explains each course as it is served. Well worth the visit.

Thank PT191057
West of London
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This was an evening suited to al fresco dining, which as a party of five we were able to experience in comfort; despite its location close to main tourist highlights, Il Cantuccio offers a haven of relative tranquillity within which to enjoy a quality menu choice...not the cheapest, but well worth the cost compared to predictable tourist centre alternatives. Brigitte... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Mediterranean, European, Italian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Del Santo Cristo, 3 | 29601 Marbella, 29601, Marbella, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Malaga  >  Costa del Sol  >  Marbella
  • Phone Number: +34 952 77 04 92
Restaurant Il Cantuccio a small, picturesque and warm restaurant in the heart of the old town of Marbella. For almost nine years Birgit Theewen now leads her little restaurant Il Cantuccio. Brigitta as their Spanish guests they affectionately called here the scepter swings in the kitchen and makes sure that every dish is to perfection, cooked with authentic ingredients. From bread, pasta and dessert all by myself.Here combined Birgit Theewen traditional Mediterranean dishes and modern food culture. With passion and creativity Birgit Theewen has over 30 years cook. Their years of experience in international cuisines inspired, they always lead to new creations, their origin explains their guests happy with a little chat.

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